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The ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, requires a portion of classroom desks be wheelchair accessible. This means that at least 5% of your classroom desks must be between 28” – 34” above the ground, with 24” of knee clearance for wheelchair-bound students. ADA furniture comes in a variety of styles with a range of options which include adjustment method. Some desks are motorized, some are manually adjusted, and many are available with either flat or slanted desk tops. These desks usually offer a variety of accessories including casters, comfort recess, CPU holders, cable management and moveable keyboard and mouse features.
The most important thing to think about when choosing an ADA desk is which activities the student will be performing at the desk. Will they be working on art projects, writing, or typing? Once you know which type of desk you need, then size and accessory options are the next step. Many of your questions can be answered by browsing our selection of ADA approved furniture online.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|